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Clean-burning wood burner

Clean-burning wood burner

This wood burner is one of many new designs that meet the low emissions standards required by many of New Zealand’s local authorities in the 2000s. The row of vents above the glass door increases airflow to a sealed combustion chamber, maximising the oxygen supply so that almost complete combustion occurs. This translates into more efficient heating, with fewer soot particles and less carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere.

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Bill Allan, Katja Riedel, Richard McKenzie, Sylvia Nichol and Tom Clarkson, 'Atmosphere - Atmospheric pollution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/6165/clean-burning-wood-burner (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Bill Allan, Katja Riedel, Richard McKenzie, Sylvia Nichol and Tom Clarkson, published 12 Jun 2006